Red Wings First Round Draft Pick Reflects On Training Camp

As the Red Wings Training Camp continues at Centre Ice Arena Sunday, the Wings’ number one draft pick, Michael Rasmussen, is pleased with how things are going.

The 18-year-old was selected 9th overall by Detroit in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

This comes after Rasmussen spent two seasons with the Tri-City Americans, a team in the Western Hockey League.

Leading up to the NHL draft, Rasmussen was ranked the No. 5 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting.

Born and raised in Canada, Rasmussen signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Wings on August 5, 2017.

Now with three days of training camp under his belt, he likes what he sees.

“The pace was really fast, and I enjoyed playing with my line mates and my team. A lot of skill, a lot of strength, and a lot of guys that know how to play, so I really enjoyed to be out there, and it was good to get out there with the guys that are at the next level,” says Rasmussen.

The Red Wings Training Camp comes to a close Monday with the Red and White Game at noon.